The Beach Plum, Prunus maritima, is a round, dense shrub found normally on the East Coast along the shore.The fruits of the Beach plum are much smaller than some of the domestic plums. The edible fruit is round and ½ to ¾ inches in diameter. This delicious fruit is dull purple in color and ripens in August and may be used for jams and jellies.There is a profusion of beautiful flowers that are white, single or double and bloom in early May. They develop in axillary clusters of two or three. After pollination occurs by bees or wind, the flowers become pinkish in color!It is well adapted to drought sites with moderately fertile, slightly acidic, loamy and sandy soils. Once this shrub is established, it requires little or no maintenance. In the winter remove any dead or damaged branches which keeps the bush open for good air circulation.Beach plum does not perform well on heavy clay soils, but will tolerate moderately well drained conditions. Although it can put up with poor conditions, the Beach Plum will grow best, and give you the best show of flowers and fruit, if you give it a moderately good soil and keep the soil moist; pick a sunny spot with good drainage.Plant Beach plum where you can always enjoy its spectacular show of blooms in the spring!* Edible fruit* Dense shrub* Low maintenance.
Easy to Grow Ornamental Tree with Unique ColorThe Newport Plum is an ornamental tree with unique color. It would make a brilliant addition anywhere in your landscape to offset the usual greens of the summer months. Imagine having a tree in your yard that maintains a deep, rich purple shade all summer long. Your eye can’t help but be drawn to such color when it’s displayed amid the common summer hues. In addition to the uncommon color of the foliage, your Newport Plum will grace you with a lovely spring display. Earlier than most trees, the Newport Plum leaps into spring with a copious bloom of delicate pink flowers. Those flowers will be a delight to your nose as well as your eye with their delicious sweet scent. When the flowers are spent, a 1-inch purple fruit will develop which is a large draw for the wildlife in your area. In fact, even without the fruit your plum tree is known for being beloved by a variety of birds as a nesting site. The Newport Plum grows to 20 feet in height with an equal spread. It forms a dense rounded canopy, which would be a pleasing silhouette for your landscape. It’s a hardy tree requiring little maintenance and not bothered by deer. A Newport Plum is an excellent choice for almost any landscape. It will delight you with its spring display, draw wildlife to your yard and its unique foliage will stand out in your landscape all summer long. * Unusual foliage color* Pink flowers* Early bloomer* Hardy.
Prized for Enduring Color and Elegant Spring DisplayThundercloud Plum delivers a storm of color to your garden for three seasons.When Thundercloud wakes up from its winter sleep, it bursts out with a billow of pink blossoms, reminiscent of a cherry tree in full bloom. (This is why Thundercloud is often called the ‘cherry plum’.) Then, when the flowers have faded, deep plum-purple leaves emerge and provide a great shading canopy for the summer. In fall, the purple leaves stand in beautiful contrast to the jewel-box yellows and reds of other autumn leaves.Now, this is an ornamental plum, so fruit isn’t the main draw here. Even so, it will sometimes bear small fruits for you in the summer. They are edible, but if you leave them on the tree the birds will enjoy them far more than you probably will.Thundercloud Plum grows fast, quickly shooting up to 20 feet tall with an equal spread. This is a true low maintenance tree. It is very hardy and will thrive just about anywhere. For the best purple leaf color, plant it in full sun – the leaves will be a chartreuse green if planted in too much shade.This tree is a perfect lawn tree, street tree, or lining your entry drive. They are classic in Japanese-style gardens. They look great framing your house.Add some outstanding color to your landscape and buy a couple of these great plum trees today!* Outstanding foliage color * Beautiful spring blooms * Fast growing * Highly decorative .
Ornamental Shrub with Adorable Flowers and FruitThe Chickasaw Plum tree, Prunus angustifolia, is a deciduous multi-stemmed shrub or small tree which occurs in thickets, pastures, fields, fencerows, stream banks and disturbed areas.Chickasaw Plum trees are sometimes seen as a small short-trunked tree growing to 25′ tall. Beautiful 5-petaled white flowers appear along the stems in March before the foliage emerges. The flowers are followed by small, cherry-like, edible, red to yellow plums which ripen in early to mid summer. Although the plums may be eaten raw, they are somewhat tart and acidic, and are perhaps best used in preserves and jellies.Native Americans regularly consumed the fruit fresh or dried it for winter. The sweet fruit is eaten by deer, bear, fox and raccoon.The toothed, narrow, bright green leaves (1-3″ long) appear on branches and twigs that are an attractive reddish-brown and sometimes have thorny lateral branchlets. The flowering Chickasaw Plum is a true ornamental!* Multi-stemmed ornamental* Colorful fruit* White spring flowers* Fragrant* Drought tolerant* Wildlife interest* Adaptive to a variety of soils.
Hardy, Ornamental Plum TreeNative American Plum is a deciduous, single trunk tree or multi-stemmed shrub. Ours is sold as the multi-stemmed form and would work well in your yard as a specimen planting or used in a small hedge.Your Native American Plum tree is also known as the Native Plum, Hedge Plum, Sloe or Wild Plum. This variety is usually grown for ornamental value and not for fruit production, although the fruit can be used if you desire.Clusters of 5-peteled, white flowers appear in spring. Toothed, oblong leaves fill out your tree for summer, quickly followed by the 1-inch, red plums that ripen in early in the season.The plum flesh is yellow and although suitable for eating raw, is best used in preserves and jellies. Of course if you choose to leave the fruit on your tree, your wildlife is sure to make use of it.In autumn the leaves turn yellow to red for great fall color. Branches and twigs are an attractive dark reddish-brown, so even through the winter months there is a decorative quality to your plum tree.Native American Plum grows to 20 feet tall with a broad, spreading crown. As a shrub, it suckers freely and can form large colonies. It’s adaptive to a variety of location and soil conditions and is even drought-tolerant.If you’d like a tree for your yard that requires little care yet is lovely to behold (and provides a tasty harvest), then Native American Plum is for you.* Spring and fall display * Tasty fruit * Hardy * Wildlife interest.
Beautiful Double Blooms Blanket Each BranchDouble Flowering Plum is the tree form of an ornamental shrub. It would make a spectacular specimen tree for your front yard where it can be enjoyed by your family and neighbors alike. Few spring-blooming trees get the reaction that this one does! You can count on your Double Flowering Plum to put on quite a show with its gorgeous double, candy-pink flowers that seem to blanket each branch with fat pom-poms of color. From a distance, a stand of these trees in your yard will look like a pink cotton cloud. Even without the spectacular flowers your Double Flowering Plum is a beautiful tree. Its foliage is more of a grass-green than dark green, and transforms to an attractive yellow-bronze color in the fall.It can take a lot of abuse in terms of soil condition, so you won’t have to worry about spending your time and money to keep this beauty thriving. The Double Flowering Plum tends toward a round shape and is a robust grower. * Gorgeous Flowers* Fall Color .